October12014
eyeburst:

Dandy Girls #6
Retro-retro. Pistols already existed by the 18th century, but swords are just so much cooler, yeah?
Interestingly, although typical 18th century men’s clothing is considered “feminine” by today’s standards (what with the tights, frills, and long wigs), putting them on a woman will still make her look “masculine.” It goes to show that there is nothing inherently masculine or feminine about the cut of an outfit, yet we hold multiple but sometimes contradicting definitions of masculinity and femininity in our minds.

eyeburst:

Dandy Girls #6

Retro-retro. Pistols already existed by the 18th century, but swords are just so much cooler, yeah?

Interestingly, although typical 18th century men’s clothing is considered “feminine” by today’s standards (what with the tights, frills, and long wigs), putting them on a woman will still make her look “masculine.” It goes to show that there is nothing inherently masculine or feminine about the cut of an outfit, yet we hold multiple but sometimes contradicting definitions of masculinity and femininity in our minds.

September102014

taishou-kun:

Catriona MacColl as Oscar François de Jarjayes inLady Oscar (La Rose de Versailles) ベルサイユのばら Live movie - Director : Jacques Demy - 1979

(via vilecreepydile)

September72014

Princes are not founding fathers but we’ll take it

(Source: tastefullyoffensive, via beardedtrekkies)

May162014
shortformblog:

vanityfair:

Remembering George Magazine | Cindy Crawford, 1995

Argument: If this was brought back as a website now, it would be amazing. There is more of a market for this idea in the age of Twitter. JFK Jr., eat your heart out.

shortformblog:

vanityfair:

Remembering George Magazine | Cindy Crawford, 1995

Argument: If this was brought back as a website now, it would be amazing. There is more of a market for this idea in the age of Twitter. JFK Jr., eat your heart out.

February22014
danceraday:

If she were a president, she’d be Babe-raham Lincoln.
Emily told me to do this one.

danceraday:

If she were a president, she’d be Babe-raham Lincoln.

Emily told me to do this one.

October302012
oldrags:

Incroyable fancy dress, 1887 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

Incroyable (1789).  Short red, white, and blue skirt; blue satin coat with tails lined with red, and revers; lace ruffles; gold buttons; cravat of old lace; gendarme hat, with tricolour rosette; black shoes and buckles, blue stockings.  Old-fashioned gold-headed cane; fob, eyeglass. (Coloured Illustration, Plate VIII.) Or, striped satin skirt, red, white, and blue; gold satin tunic, looped up with red roses; handsome long-tailed coat of blue satin, lined gold, and large gold buttons, and bouquet of roses in buttonhole; high frill and jabot at throat; chapeau a la claque, trimmed gold and brocade, tricolour at side; blue silk stockings, worked in gold, and patent shoes; eyeglass, and elaborate jewellery.  Or, long-tailed coat of sky blue velvet, with large pearl buttons, and a white waistcoat of satin, embroidered with coloured flowers; a skirt of grey tulle with long tunic of soft grey silk looped up gracefully with pale blue satin ribbon; grey silk hose embroidered with coloured silk flowers; dark blue slippers, very large satin bows; powdered head tied with a queue; cocked hat, wide lace cravat; cane with gold head, quaint scissor-shaped eye-glass of the period.  This is a very favourite costume.  Sometimes the skirts are hand-painted; sometimes there are triple revers to the coat, for which plush is a good material; blue with white satin skirt, trimmed with gold, is a good mixture.


This doesn’t really count but don’t worry about it

oldrags:

Incroyable fancy dress, 1887 England, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt

Incroyable (1789).  Short red, white, and blue skirt; blue satin coat with tails lined with red, and revers; lace ruffles; gold buttons; cravat of old lace; gendarme hat, with tricolour rosette; black shoes and buckles, blue stockings.  Old-fashioned gold-headed cane; fob, eyeglass. (Coloured Illustration, Plate VIII.) Or, striped satin skirt, red, white, and blue; gold satin tunic, looped up with red roses; handsome long-tailed coat of blue satin, lined gold, and large gold buttons, and bouquet of roses in buttonhole; high frill and jabot at throat; chapeau a la claque, trimmed gold and brocade, tricolour at side; blue silk stockings, worked in gold, and patent shoes; eyeglass, and elaborate jewellery.  Or, long-tailed coat of sky blue velvet, with large pearl buttons, and a white waistcoat of satin, embroidered with coloured flowers; a skirt of grey tulle with long tunic of soft grey silk looped up gracefully with pale blue satin ribbon; grey silk hose embroidered with coloured silk flowers; dark blue slippers, very large satin bows; powdered head tied with a queue; cocked hat, wide lace cravat; cane with gold head, quaint scissor-shaped eye-glass of the period.  This is a very favourite costume.  Sometimes the skirts are hand-painted; sometimes there are triple revers to the coat, for which plush is a good material; blue with white satin skirt, trimmed with gold, is a good mixture.

This doesn’t really count but don’t worry about it

October272012

fairersex:

miraclekid:

It was brought to my attention earlier today that this fabric existed, so naturally I had to buy some of it.

It is called “Pursuit of Happiness”. Or at least according to the bar code on the end of the bolt.

I plan on making pillow cases out of it.

You can find it at Joann’s.

God bless America.

 AMAZING.

February202012
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